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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 October 1954St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameScott Stewart Bakula
Nickname Bak
Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Scott Bakula came from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for them. Later, he sang with the St. Louis Symphony. He studied Law at the University of Kansas. In 1976, he was first hired professionally in the role of Sam in "Shenandoah" and went to New York. After several small roles on TV, he made Quantum Leap (1989).

He won a Golden Globe in 1992 for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series - Drama for Quantum Leap (1989) and was nominated for a Tony award in 1988. Today, he lives in Los Angeles and has a farm in upstate New York.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (2)

Chelsea Field (1996 - present) (2 children)
Krista Newmann (1981 - 1995) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (26)

Children: Chelsy Bakula (b. 1984), Cody (b. 1991 - adopted) with Krista Newmann; Wil (b. 1995) and Owen (b. 1999), with Chelsea Field.
Appeared on the cover of the March 1995 issue of Playgirl Magazine. In the interview inside, illustrated with several photos of Scott baring his hairy chest, he stated that he wouldn't have a problem doing a nude scene in a movie.
The white streak in his hair appeared when he was four years old. He had been helping a neighbor paint, and his mother thought he had gotten paint in his hair.
His daughter, Chelsy Bakula, appeared in the Quantum Leap (1989) episode Quantum Leap: Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954 (1993).
Last name means "flower".
Member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity while attending the University of Kansas.
Has speculated (half jokingly) that Jonathan Archer's middle name is Beckett. This is in reference to Dr. Sam Beckett, the character Bakula portrayed on Quantum Leap (1989).
The only actor to have two roles included in TV Guide's "25 Legends of Sci-Fi," One entry noted the character of Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap (1989), while the other entry noted all of the Captains from the various Star Trek series, which would of course include his role of Jonathan Archer from Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
The song, "Somewhere in the Night", which appeared in the Quantum Leap: Piano Man - November 10, 1985 (1991) episode of Quantum Leap (1989), was sung by Bakula and can be found in a CD single format.
His 1988 Tony nomination was as Best Actor (Musical) for "Romance/Romance," written by Barry Harman. The winner in that category that year was Michael Crawford for "Phantom of the Opera," Scott was not the producers' first choice for the role but was chosen after Armand Assante turned it down. When Scott left "Romance/Romance" to do Quantum Leap (1989), he was replaced by Barry Williams for the remainder of the show's Broadway run.
Ran the Los Angeles Marathon on March 6, 2005 in 4 hrs 10 mins 41 secs.
Has starred in five different series which were canceled: Gung Ho (1986), Eisenhower & Lutz (1988), Quantum Leap (1989), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
Has been directed by James Whitmore Jr. in episodes of four different series: Quantum Leap (1989), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), "NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service".
His second wife Chelsea Field auditioned for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
His father-in-law (Chelsea Field's father) Will Botfield, once bought a horse named 'Lady In Red' from William Shatner..
Coincidentally, his fictional character name, "Capt. Jonathan Archer", is similar to real-life Star Trek: Voyager (1995) novelist Nathan Archer.
The surname Bakula is very common in Croatia and very rare in the Czech Republic. During the premiere of the first season of Star Trek: Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) in Croatia, some Croatian newspapers, like Slobodna Dalmacija, conducted a few interviews with Croatians named Bakula, especially with people from Dalmatia and Herzegovina, in an effort to determine Scott Bakula's origin. It is also possible, as a lot of Croats have lived in the Czech Republic for centuries, that Scott's ancestors are among them.
Best remembered by the public for his starring role as "Doctor Sam Beckett" in Quantum Leap (1989) and as "Captain Jonathan Archer" on Star Trek: Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
Son of Sally and Stewart W. Bakula, a corporate lawyer.
Graduated from Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missour in 1973. During high school, he was active in soccer, tennis and theatre. Attended college at the University of Kansas until his sophomore year when he left to pursue acting.
Is a staunch Democrat.
He has Bohemian (Czech), German, English, and Scottish ancestry. His paternal great-great-grandparents, Wenceslaus Bakula and Josephine Metick, were Czech immigrants.
Filming The Informant! (2009) in Decatur, Illinois (Home to ADM). Various locations. [May 2008]
Is the lead character in a play called "Shenendoah" at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. running through April 30th. [April 2006]
Playing the role of "Captain Jonathan Archer" in Paramount's new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). [May 2002]
London, England: Appearing in Saul Rubinek's play, "Terrible Advice", at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre. [October 2011]

Personal Quotes (4)

When I used to do tours, I'd be anxious and nervous on the plane returning to New York. I now realize the reaction was because I was coming back unemployed. Actors are constantly being put to the test.
On how he got the role of "Captain Jonathan Archer": "Kerry McCluggage and Garry Hart were both at Universal when I did Quantum Leap (1989). We had a long and very good relationship. My production company was already at Paramount when they approached me. I was excited, but wanted to meet Rick Berman and Brannon Braga and read the pilot script. Once I read that and met with the guys it was kind of a no-brainer in terms of a role to play, a place to work, with great collaborators, and it would keep me at home for the next few years" (Sept/Oct 2006, Star Trek Magazine issue #1).
On the best thing about playing a Star Trek captain: "I was very excited. I was a huge fan of the original Star Trek, and I'd never even dreamed that I would someday be captain of a starship... I'm a big fan of the future of space programs on this planet, especially if it's a space program that can proceed in a peaceful fashion, keeping weapons out of space." (Sept/Oct 2006, Star Trek Magazine issue #1)
I like fantasy. I've always been the kind of kid who likes to dream about other things I could be and exotic situations I could be in. I don't know what makes you that kind of person. Some people probably don't have time for fantasy. I probably have too much time for it.

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